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Paediatric Intensive Care (PICU)

Address: 

Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff CF14 4XW

 

Contact:

Hannah Williams

Telephone:  029 20743282

E-mail:  Hannah.Williams3@wales.nhs.uk

 

University Contact: 

Mr Peter McNee

Position:Lecturer: Children and Young People
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2091 7724Extension: 7724

 

Clinical Teacher:

Mrs Tricia Brown

Position:Clinical Teacher - Adult
Telephone: +44 (0)29 206 87661Extension: 87661

 

Remit: 

The paediatric Intensive Care Unit provides holistic care for critically Ill children from across South Wales.  The unit is the lead centre for children in Wales who require Intensive Care.  The unit cares for children and young people up to the age of 18 years.  There is a clear nursing and medical structure on the unit and evidence of good and close working arrangements across the region.  The unit also operates a dedicated twenty four hour retrieval service.

 

Clients: 

Children and Young People requiring Paediatric critical care aged 0 – 18 years.

 

Key Learning Opportunities: 

 

Family centred care in a critical care environment

Airway management

Fluid management

Assessment skills

Management of CYP requiring Intensive Care e.g. Sepis, Head Injuries, respiratory conditions.

 

Preparation For Practice:

Revisit lectures in modules NR2114 / 5 around specific specialities e.g. Congenital Heart Disease

Revisit sessions around PICU in module NR3191

Revisit specific clinical skills sessions e.g. Airway management and associated reading.

 

Shifts:

12.5 hour shifts rotating between days and nights.

07:30 - 20:00

19:30 - 08:00

 

Dress Code: 

All Wales Uniform Policy

 

Last Updated:

February 2015